Mr Jonathan Philpott

Mr Jonathan Philpott

Consultant ENT/Head and Neck Surgeon
MBBS, FRCS (CSIG), FRCS (ENT), FRCS Otolaryngology Part III

"The Spire Hospitals have a relaxed friendly atmosphere where I am able to give all of my patients quality time in a calm environment"

Practising at

Spire Wellesley Hospital

Spire Hartswood Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Jonathan Philpott at Spire include:

Other treatments

Balloon sinuplasty treatment for chronic sinusitis

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Professional profile

I have twenty years’ experience in ENT and have been a consultant within the NHS for the past ten years. My specialist training was in London, where I received training in all aspects of ENT namely Otology, Rhinology, Paediatrics and Head and Neck surgery. I undertook my Sub-speciality training in Head and Neck cancer surgery at the Royal Marsden, Charing Cross and University College Hospitals. I have been the clinical lead for Head and Neck cancer in Essex since 2012 leading the multidisciplinary team at Broomfield Hospital.

I treat all general ear, nose and throat conditions. Perform surgical procedures including tonsillectomy, grommets, endoscopic sinus surgery, septoplasty and polypectomy. I specialise in complex Head and Neck conditions including Thyroid and Voice problems. I treat children both in my NHS private practice.

My NHS and private practice are similar. I have performed over 1000 adenoid and tonsillectomy operations. I have carried out over five hundred complex head and neck procedures and over five hundred major rhinology procedures FESS, polypectomy and septoplasty. I perform forty thyroid/parathyroid procedures per year, my outcome data is recorded on the BAETS database.

I am the Chair of the Head and Neck Essex Cancer Network.

Clinical Interests

Balance disorders
Head and neck pathology
Head and neck surgery
Hearing loss
Paediatric otolaryngology
Parathyroid disease
Sinus surgery
Sleep disorders
Thyroid surgery
Voice disorders
Skin cancer
Endocrine surgery
Thyroid disease

Paediatric ENT

Private contact details

Telephone Spire Wellesley Hospital private appointments: 01702 447 921 Self-funding appointments and enquiries: 01702 447 926
Private secretary Claire Taylor
Private secretary telephone 07934 283 666
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / Royal London Hospital / 1994
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
A degree given to Doctors on completion of training

Professional memberships

British Medical Association
Royal College of Surgeons of England
The British Laryngological Association BLA
British Association of Endocrine Thyroid Surgeons BAETS

Professional leadership

I am clinical lead and chairman of Essex Head and Neck Cancer network.

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Otolaryngologist, Southend University NHS Foundation Trust

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Research and Publication


Secondary tracheo-oesophageal puncture using an endotracheal tube. Sharma SD, Abed T, Philpott J. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2014 Oct;96(7):558

Hoarsness in a 79 year old woman. Jacques T, Abed T, Philpott J. BMJ

Massively enlarged styloid process presenting as a submandibular mass. Langstaff LE, Abed T, Philpott J. BMJ

Audit if diathermy usage, readiness and complications in ENT theatres. Powell HR, Watters GW, Philpott JM. Clin Otolaryngol.

Metastatic Hurthle Cell Carcinoma of the thyroid presenting as a Breast Lump: A case report. Al-Abed Y, Gray E, Wolfe K, Watters GW, Philpott JM. Int Semin Surg Oncol.

Reducing referral-to-treatment waiting times in cancer patients using a multidisiplinary database. Nouraei SA, Philpott J, Nouraei SM, Maude DC, Sandhu GS, Sandison A, Clarke PM. Ann R Surg. Engl

Estimation of tracheostomy tube cuff pressure by pilot balloon palpation. Faris C, Koury E, Philpott J, Sharma S, Tolley N, Narula A. J Laryngol Otol

Airway obstruction: a rare complication of thrombolytic therapy. Ahmed J, Philpott J, Lew-Gor S, Blunt D. J Laryngol Otol
October 2005

Laryngeal cleft type 1: a novel method of repair using Bioplastique. Ahluwalia S, pothier D, Philpott J, Sengupta P, Frosh A. J Laryngol Otol.
August 2004

Raising of the mucoperichondrial flap in septal surgery. Philpott JM, Singh A, Mochloulis G. J Laryngol Otol.
May 2001

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Personal Profile

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family. I have three sons who have all been keen sportsmen which has allowed me to travel around watching them play cricket, rugby and football. I enjoy playing squash, keeping fit and renovating houses. When able I enjoy travelling to different parts of the world.

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